s/v Full Monty

The purpose of this sail blog is to keep family and friends informed and up to date as our family sails the world and its many remote places.

06 February 2012
21 November 2011 | Beaufort, NC
10 November 2011 | Durham, NC
10 November 2011 | Beaufort, NC
18 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
16 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
16 October 2011 | Beaufort, NC
18 May 2011 | Beaufort, NC
03 May 2011 | Beaufort, NC
22 January 2011 | Beaufort, NC
09 November 2010 | Durham, NC
29 October 2010 | Beaufort
27 October 2010 | Beaufort
19 September 2010 | Durham, NC
04 September 2010 | Topsail Beach, NC
22 August 2010 | Topsail Beach, NC
15 November 2009 | Topsail Beach, NC
15 November 2009 | Jarrett Bay, Beaufort, NC
15 November 2009 | Jarrett Bay, Beaufort, NC
14 November 2009 | Jarrett Bay, Beaufort, NC

Living on the Hard

27 October 2010 | Beaufort
Jenny / 80 degrees, partly cloudy, wind SSW 20 kts
The smell of salt & diesel in the damp air, the sounds of halyards clanging & motors humming, the feel of a gritty floor under your feet, and the sight of other boaters & yard crews working on boats. All the joys of living on the hard! Add to that . . . long hikes across the boatyard just to get to a toilet or a shower, yard dust blowing in through the hatches, and climbing up & down the ladder numerous times throughout the day.

This week, we're getting a real feel for what it's going to be like living aboard the boat again . . . this time as a family. And right now, despite living on the hard, it still feels really good. The kids & I have settled into a workable schooling routine. After a day's work, we can enjoy the ambiance of grilling in the cockpit at sunset while listening to Bob Marley and Jack Johnson. And it's also been nice to meet & visit with fellow boaters.

This is the first time we've homeschooled aboard, and amidst living in all the chaos of boat work and a noisy boatyard, I am so proud of how well the kids are doing. Even though there's a ton of noise around us, work tools spread throughout the boat, and it's extremely muggy, the kids are being great sports about it all. Colin even said "It's good to be on a boat". We have our normal moans & groans, especially with the heat & humidity, but we're actually getting schoolwork done. Usually the kids school in different rooms because they easily distract each other. However, today they are both working semi-quietly together in the main salon. Colin (3rd grade) even administered Justine's (5th grade) spelling pretest to her!

Of course, I should definitely mention the boat work that's going on for the week. However, I'm having a difficult time obtaining a turn at the computer, so I will try to post those details in the next day or two. Believe me, the list is
Vessel Name: Full Monty
Vessel Make/Model: 1993 Privilege 482-S Catamaran
Hailing Port: Topsail Beach, NC
Crew: Wil, Jenny, Justine & Colin
About: Wil (Co-Captain & Mechanic) Jenny (Co-Captain & Navigator) Justine (First Mate) Colin (Second Mate)
Extra: Full Monty currently resides in Beaufort, NC.
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The Crew of Full Monty

Who: Wil, Jenny, Justine & Colin
Port: Topsail Beach, NC